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The last boss of Brighton : Boris "Biba" Nayfeld and the rise of the Russian mob in America  Cover Image Book Book

The last boss of Brighton : Boris "Biba" Nayfeld and the rise of the Russian mob in America / Douglas Century.

Century, Douglas, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780063014954
  • ISBN: 0063014955
  • Physical Description: xvi, 395 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: [New York] : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2022]

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Includes index.
Summary, etc.:
Boris Nayfeld, a.k.a. ٢Biba,٣ is the last living boss of the old-school Russian mob in America, and he?s survived to tell it all. Filled with sex, drugs, and murder, Biba?s story is a mind-boggling journey that took him from petty street crime in the USSR to billion-dollar embezzlement in America. Born in Soviet-era Belarus, abandoned by his parents in infancy, Biba?s brutal upbringing left him hungry for more?more power, control, and money. Taking advantage of the rampant corruption in the Soviet Union, Biba?s teenage hooliganism quickly turned into bolder ٢black cash٣ rackets, making him, by Soviet standards, a very rich young man. When authorities took notice and threatened him with ٢the supreme measure٣? execution by firing squad?he managed to get out of the USSR just in time. Within months of landing in America, his intimidating presence and street smarts quickly made him legendary in the Soviet émigré community of Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, and launched him to the top of New York?s Russian Jewish mob, one of the world?s most inventive, powerful and violent criminal organizations. After decades as a globe-trotting boss, and three stints in U.S. federal prisons he remains unbroken and unrepentant, even as his entire life has unraveled around him. Now seventy-four years old, Biba is a lion in winter. Douglas Century vividly brings the notorious gangster to life in these pages, telling not only his epic journey but also the history of the Russian mob in America.
Subject: Nayfeld, Boris.
Russian American criminals > United States > Biography.
Organized crime > United States > Case studies.
Gangsters > New York (State) > New York > Biography.
United States.
Genre: Biographies.
Case studies.
True crime stories.

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North Kansas City Public Library 364.106 CENTURY 2022 (Text) 0001012486766 Nonfiction New Available -

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